Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you make any gluten-free or gluten-reduced beers?
All MadTree beers are formulated to be gluten-reduced based on the fining agent that we use, Clarity Ferm. But, we cannot declare them to be gluten-free. We have not done exhaustive testing on all of MadTree beers, nor do we test every batch, but the fining agent should reduce the gluten below 20 PPM. Overall, Shade and Happy Amber's base recipes have the lowest gluten content to begin with and have tested in the past below 10 PPM. 

We also serve 42 Mile hard cider that tests below 10 PPM. That being said, please consume at your own risk it is always possible small changes in production could affect the levels.


Do you take reservations?
All seating is first come, first served in the very large taproom and beer garden. We do have two private event spaces available for rent. Never been here before? Take a virtual tour!

Are children under 21 allowed in the taproom?
We are a family friendly brewery and children under 21 are welcome with a parent. There is not a cut-off time when children are no longer permitted but we ask you to use your best judgementand be considerate of other patrons.

Are pets welcome in the taproom?
Pets are always welcome outside in the beer garden (tented and heated during cold months) but are not permitted inside due to Health Department regulations. Please do not walk your pets through the taproom to get to the beer garden or parking lot. Use the beer garden entrance off Madison Road.

Is outside food permitted?
No, we have Catch-A-Fire Caféon-site that offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, pizzas, and desserts -- including vegetarian items and gluten-free dough. You may bring in birthday desserts but must bring your own plates, utensils, and napkins.

Do you serve wine or liquor in the taproom?
We serve the beers we brew, the Scratch Mule (Moscow mule inspired) made in-house, 42 Mile hard cider, and a non-alcoholic house-made soda. Catch-A-Fire also offers Coke products and teas. Filtered water and cups are available at self-service stations near each restroom.

Are there any hotels near the brewery for when I visit?
Yes! There are a number of great hotels nearby for when you're planning your visit.
  1. The Summit a Dolce Hotel - 5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227
  2. Homewood Suites by Hilton - Cincinnati Midtown - 4605 Factory Colony Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45209
  3. Courtyard Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood - 3813 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209- 513-672-7100
  4. Residence Inn Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood - 3815 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209- 513-873-2400
  5. Springhill Suites Cincinnati Midtown - 610 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202- 513-381-8300
  6. Holiday Inn Express - 5311 Hetzel Street, Cincinnati, OH 45227